JPMorgan Cries Foul At WaMu's Examination Bid

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has objected to a request by Washington Mutual Inc. to examine whether JPMorgan sabotaged WaMu before its bankruptcy in order to buy its banking assets cheaply, arguing that WaMu must seek the information it wants in already pending litigation.

In its objection, filed Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, JPMorgan said that WaMu can't use Rule 2004 of the Bankruptcy Code to pursue discovery on issues that are involved in two separate lawsuits.

One of those suits...
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